Charity highlight: Beach House on Inis Mór.

West is best for ladies in quest for long life!

If it’s long life you’re after, then west is definitely best – particularly if you’re a woman. Because all of the indicators point to Connemara ladies reaching ages that the rest can only envy. It’s...
Staff members of Hero Recruitment, winners of Agency of the Year and Best in Engineering Science Pharma at the NRF Awards (from left) Cliona O'Malley, Michelle Kilcar, Deirdre Finnerty, Roisin McNamara, with Gavin Duffy (left) and Adam Roche of Encendo.

Retired Galway teacher honoured for work with Russian children

It was minus 35 degrees Celsius in February of 2013, when Máirtín Ó Dubhghaill visited Hortolova, a children’s orphanage in Bryansk in South-West Russia. The heating in the building was broken, due to a faulty...
Heroin...used needles litter the ground.

Garda blitz leaves drink drivers with nowhere to hide

Mandatory morning-after checkpoints, a lightning blitz on every road in and out of a town, and an increased Garda motorbike presence on roads – that’s all part of this year’s biggest ever Garda crackdown...

Garda warning for bank customers over ATM scam

ATM customers across Galway have been warned to be wary of anything suspicious about ‘hole-in-the-wall’ machines following the discovery of a skimming device in the Ballinasloe area over the past couple of weeks. Gardaí in...

Soccer player is jailed over punch

A soccer player has been sentenced to nine months in prison for fracturing an opponent's eye socket in three places in a single punch assault during a match. Passing sentence this week on father of...

Forum Connemara in cash crisis

A longstanding community development group has been hit by a legal bill which may reach over €120,000 – and to compound the crisis, there are fears that up to nine jobs may be lost...


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